Tag Archives: Edutainment

Thrift Treasure: Twenty Four

Thrift Treasure: Twenty Four

I am guilty of sometimes overpaying for a game. There’s no consistent reasoning behind it, sometimes a design or theme just speaks to me. Case in point is this week’s Thrift Treasure. I wouldn’t normally pay $3 for a used ...
1754: Conquest Board Game Overview

1754: Conquest Board Game Overview

I have some conflicting feelings about today’s board game feature. Not because there is something wrong with the game, but because I’m grieving due to this being the last in the series. It’s been nearly 18 months since we ...
Thrift Treasure: Tribulation

Thrift Treasure: Tribulation

I seem to be having some luck finding colorful board games from the 1980’s. I guess because I was still in high school during this time they appeal to me. Typically designed with primary colors and custom plastic parts, these games of ...
Bringing 1775 Into 2016 Through Games

Bringing 1775 Into 2016 Through Games

Finally! Someone gets it! We’ve been writing about games for years now, constantly suggesting (and pushing) families and educators to find a way to use them as part of a balanced curriculum. Look around your child’s classroom an ...
Those Flipping Flags

Those Flipping Flags

A few weeks ago we went to a local trivia night with some of our board game friends. One of the subjects was flags. Specifically, current flags from countries around the world. When I was in middle school I lived in Europe, so I figured I h ...
Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

As we’ve said quite a few times, each Friday we attend a board game held meetup at one of the local colleges. It’s open to the public and anyone interested is welcome. We’ve been bringing the girls along since the first ti ...

Summer Fun. Summer Learning.

My girls never fail to surprise me. They’re out of school and what do they decide to do? School stuff. Well, I consider it school-type activities, but they don’t. The just consider it fun stuff. The Monday after school let out, ...
Finishing School. Starting the Hunt.

Finishing School. Starting the Hunt.

The countdown to the end of the school year is on. Actually, it has BEEN on for quite a while. The girls have reached their limit of having so much homework that their backpacks rip. They are both ready and excited for a summer filled with ...
Summer $10k Scavenger Hunt

Summer $10k Scavenger Hunt

I have always been a puzzle junkie. From jigsaw to logic puzzles, I can’t get enough. When I was in early elementary school I had to research and list all the states in order they were admitted into the union. Internet? Nope. We didn& ...